NIOSH Statement on Passage of H.R. 847: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
NIOSH is committed to working to fulfill the Department of Health and Human Services’ and the Administration’s goal of ensuring that 9/11 responders suffering from the health consequences of their work during the World Trade Center disaster have access to the health monitoring and medical treatment they need.
The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, now Public Law 111-347 was signed by President Obama on January 2, 2011. The new law will strengthen the existing Department of Health and Human Services’ World Trade Center Health Program by:
- Improving the administration of the Program by providing the government with authorities not possible under current procedures;
- Improving accountability of the Program, enabling the Program administrator to require more detailed, claims level, data; and
- Ensuring a public, peer review process for considering the addition of other diseases for coverage under the Program as being related to service at Ground Zero.
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